Antispasmodic

Definition of Antispasmodic:

Preventing spasms.

Topics Related to Antispasmodic

American Skullcap

...as a treatment
“...While there is little research on the use of this plant, herbalists have for many years recommended it as a tonic, nervine, and antispasmodic.  Skullcap is still used for these conditions in teas as well as capsules and tablets...”

Bayberry

...as a treatment
“...Although little research has been performed, bayberry is said to have stimulant, astringent, emetic, antispasmodic, alterative, expectorant, diaphoretic, and tonic properties...”
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Bruxism (Clenching/Grinding Teeth)

...the condition
“...Klonopin (Klonazepam): Anti-anxiety medication and anti-convulsive/antispasmodic.  It is useful in dealing with muscle twitching...”

Cardamom

...as a treatment
“...Cardamom is considered carminative, stomachic, and antispasmodic.  These three activities make it a common ingredient in preparations for indigestion, nausea, and suspected food poisoning...”

Chamomile

...as a treatment
“...These active ingredients contribute to chamomile's anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and smooth-muscle relaxing action, particularly in the gastrointestinal tract...”

Chanca Piedra (Break-Stone)

...as a treatment
“...Chanca Piedra has been proven in scientific studies to have antihepatotoxic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericidal, febrifugal, and hypoglycemic activity...”

Chinese Skullcap

...as a treatment
“...Chinese skullcap is a plant native to China and parts of Russia that is well known for its sedative, antispasmodic, analgesic, and even anti-cancer properties...”

Chronic Inflammation

...relationship to EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) Requirement
“In order to maintain proper balance of the antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory prostaglandins (PGE1 and PGE3) with the pro-spasmodic and pro-inflammatory prostaglandins (PGE2), it is critical to have the proper balance of essential fatty acids...”

Cleavers

...as a treatment
“...Little research has been conducted on this plant, but preliminary lab experiments suggest it may have antispasmodic activity.  The dried or fresh herb is said to have anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, astringent, diaphoretic, stimulant, laxative and diuretic properties...”

Coffee

...as a treatment
“...It also invigorates the central nervous system, being a nerve stimulant and antispasmodic.  Other constituents of caffeine include volatile/aromatic oil, tannic acid, protein, dextrin, glucose, oil, wax, and gum...”

Cramp Bark

...as a treatment
“...Listed in the Merck Index as an antispasmodic (uterine), this was a favorite of many of the eclectic physicians for cramps, uterine cramping and pain, pain in the back or thighs, neuralgia, and trigger point pains...”
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Cumin

...as a treatment
“...The most common medicinal use for cumin seems to be as a carminative, antispasmodic, and stomachic.”

Eucalyptus Blue Gum

...as a treatment
“...arthritis creams and analgesic ointments, eucalyptus stimulates blood flow and warms the area, relieving pain in muscles and joints; Stimulant: Eucalyptol acts to stimulate blood flow; Diuretic; Antispasmodic; Antimalarial: Its antiseptic properties give it some antimalarial action; Earache: Inhaled eucalyptus fumes open the Eustachian tubes, draining fluids and relieving pressure; Difficulty...”

Fennel

...as a treatment
“...Key Actions ... antispasmodic...”

Gotu Kola

...as a treatment
“...Gotu Kola is an adaptogen; alterative (depurative); antirheumatic; antiseptic; antispasmodic; bitter; mild diuretic; peripheral vasodilator; nervine & relaxant (large dose becomes sedative); vulnerary & connective tissue eutrophic; vermifuge...”

Hawthorn Berry Extract

...as a treatment
“...Hawthorn is antispasmodic, sedative, and a vasodilator...”

Hibiscus

...as a treatment
“...Other activities attributed to hibiscus are uterine and intestinal antispasmodic, bactericidal, appetite suppressant, diuretic and mild laxative...”

Stinging Nettle

...as a treatment
“...Nettle leaf powder has been described as diuretic, antispasmodic, antiallergic, and hemostatic...”

Torticollis (Loxia, "Wryneck")

...the condition
“...Antispasmodic herbs may help to relax the muscles...”

Valerian Root

...as a treatment
“...Likewise, valerian has been shown to be sedative and antispasmodic.  It is most often used to decrease the time of sleep onset...”
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